Alan co-founded LAZ Parking in 1981 while attending the University of Connecticut. Since then, LAZ Parking has grown into a national parking management, transportation and mobility company with managed revenue in excess of $1.5 billion and over 13,000 employees.
The son of Holocaust survivors, Alan believes that he has “an obligation to give back.” He’s a well-respected philanthropist and has given his time and money to various charitable efforts. In 2009, he started the LAZ Parking Charitable Foundation. He is also the founder and co-chair of Voices of Hope, an organization that collects, categorizes and shares the experiences of Holocaust survivors for the benefit of future generations.
He serves as a member of the United States Holocaust Museum’s Council appointed by President Obama.
Alan is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Thomas and Bette Wolff Family Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Connecticut, the NAACP Civil Rights Award, the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal. Alan has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from the University of Hartford.
In addition to serving as chairman of the NPA board, Alan also serves on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, Conscious Capitalism, the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, the Connecticut Immigrant & Refugee Coalition, the Bushnell Theater, the Hartford Economic Development Corporation, the Goodwin College Foundation, the Jordan Porco Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Chabad House of Greater Hartford.
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Jeffrey co-founded LAZ Parking in 1981 while attending Northeastern University. He graduated from Northeastern with a degree in psychology.
Jeffrey currently is on the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, the Save the Harbor Foundation, Club Pivot USA, and the Tulane University Parents Council. He recently was awarded the 2011 Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award
Jeffrey also is a member of the Young Presidents Association, the National Parking Association, and the Northeastern CEO Forum.
Michael Harth is one of the original founders of LAZ Parking, and is responsible for protecting, nurturing, and developing LAZ's unique culture. After graduating with a psychology degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1981, Michael founded Sunset Parking, the West Coast brand of LAZ Parking. He developed Sunset Parking into a leader in the hospitality service industry with more than 175 locations, all defined by his commitment to delivering service with exceptional integrity and professionalism.
Michael Kuziak is one of the principal shareholders of LAZ Parking and serves as its Chief Operating Officer. He joined LAZ in 1981 as a valet parking attendant while earning a degree in finance and marketing at the University of Hartford. Michael is responsible for executing strategic growth initiatives that include digital technology and mobility, operational expansions throughout the United States, business development and company acquisitions.
Andrew founded Ultimate Parking in 1989. He grew the company in Boston to more than 130 clients and 700 employees while earning a reputation as one of the industry’s leading authorities in Hospitality service.
In 2009, he merged the company with LAZ Parking, and became Managing Partner of LAZ/Ultimate Hospitality. Andrew now directs a team of parking professionals who assist hotels throughout the country with all their parking-related needs.
Additionally, Andrew has brought his hospitality approach to LAZ Parking’s Commercial, Municipal, and all other operations across the country. Andrew co-founded the National Valet Parking Association and served as one of its past Presidents. The NVPA, which is now part of the National Parking Association, educates the Hospitality Industry on the importance of identifying a professional valet parking provider and effective ways to provide parking to their hotel partners. Andrew also serves on several non-profit boards of directors.
Nathan Owen first worked with LAZ Parking in 2007 when the company formed a partnership with Indigo [formerly VINCI Park], and joined LAZ Parking to become Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Nathan oversees the financial and administrative support functions performed by our Home Office and regional teams, primarily in accounting, AP/AR, FP&A, M&A, tax and compliance, operational audit, and payroll.
Marc Lutwack joined LAZ Parking during its infancy, and has spent his entire career with the company. As a highly respected professional in the parking industry, he brings extensive experience and expertise in all facets of the business. Marc plays an instrumental role in growing and developing the LAZ organization with his focus on operational excellence and fiscal management.
Robert DeBurro joined LAZ Parking in 1985 as the first general manager in the Boston market. In 1992, as Regional Vice President and principal in the company, he led LAZ’s first expansion outside the New England area, opening offices in the Atlanta market to service the hospitality industry.
Mike Akahoshi joined LAZ Parking in 2000 as a Valet Attendant while attending Chapman University in Orange County, CA. In 2004, Mike became the Parking Manager for the Beverly Hilton hotel, where he developed a passion for the hotel and hospitality division. In 2007, Mike was promoted to General Manager of Orange County, where he assisted in building a market presence from four locations to 25 by the end of 2009.
In 2010, Mike took the opportunity to help build the Los Angeles Hospitality division where we expanded from one hotel to over 50 today. Mike is now the Vice President of the Hospitality Division assisting in oversight of over 230 hotels nationwide, along with supporting the continuous growth of our hotel silo.
Stephanie Barnes joined LAZ Parking in 2015 as Vice President of Healthcare Services. She is responsible for overseeing and expanding the company's growing Healthcare market share. Stephanie has worked in the healthcare industry for over 12 years, with experience in support service operations and contract management for valet service, parking management, food service, security services, transportation, master planning, wayfinding, concierge, strategic innovations, and technology programs.
Brendon Bowen joined LAZ Parking in 2018 as the Regional Vice President for Minnesota. Brendon is responsible for operations, business development, executive oversight and strategic leadership for the Minnesota region. Prior to joining the LAZ family, Brendon worked at another national parking company overseeing operations and business development for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He brings years of experience in managing parking for hotels, universities, special events, commercial and mixed-use facilities amongst other silos.
Doug Brooks joined LAZ Parking in 2018 as a Regional Vice President for Georgia, bringing over 20 years of experience across many markets in the parking industry to LAZ. He has managed almost every type of parking operation, including mixed-use developments, hotels, special events venues and municipal parking operations.
Ralph Caldin joined LAZ Parking in 2018 as Vice President of Transportation Services, following LAZ’s acquisition of Professional Parking. After working at a large international parking company, Ralph started Professional Parking in 2009. He built the California-based company over ten years, ultimately comprising over 150 employees and over 50 shuttles. Ralph brings over 21 years of transportation experience to LAZ.
Andi Campbell joined LAZ Parking in 2013 and is workplace behavior expert with an emphasis on strategic talent management. She leads LAZ Parking's people and culture initiatives for our thousands of valued employees across the United States. Prior to joining LAZ, Andi was the VP of Learning & Development for LPL Financial.
Mike Cantu Sr. joined LAZ Parking in February 2010. As a Regional Vice President for LAZ, he oversees the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Southern New Jersey, and Maryland. Mike is instrumental in client development, revenue control technology implementation, and yield management. In addition, he is responsible for 115 parking operations, personnel management for more than 700 employees, and marketing initiatives for the region.
Andrew Carlson joined LAZ Parking’s Chicago Regional Office in 2009 as the General Manager of Business Development. With more than 12 years of parking industry experience, Andrew, now Regional Vice President, oversees the Illinois and Indiana markets for LAZ Parking, and is focused on maximizing both the client’s and LAZ’s operating results for each location, growth through new business opportunities, and other administrative functions.
Chris Conley joined the LAZ Parking family in 2018 as the Regional Vice President for Colorado and Missouri, bringing 33 successful years of experience in the parking industry to LAZ. Chris has operated virtually every type of parking operation, including airports, large retail and shopping centers, mixed-use developments, municipal and commercial operations. He is dedicated to maximizing the client’s revenue and customer service experience in conjunction with improving the financial stability of LAZ’s operating results.
Alexander DiBenedetto joined LAZ Parking in 2007 as a part-time valet attendant after returning home from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has since worked in virtually every facet of the industry. Alex currently serves as Regional Vice President for the Tennessee, Mississippi & Alabama markets, including operations in Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Franklin and Gulf Shores.
Tony DiPaolo joined LAZ Parking in 2005 and currently serves as Senior Vice President for our Midwestern region, which encompasses the Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio markets. Since opening the Chicago Regional Office in December 2006, Tony and his team have opened over 300 successful parking operations that include three public-private partnerships – Chicago Parking Meters, Ohio State University and Eastern Michigan University.
Tony leads a team of more than 1,350 employees and manages annual parking revenues that exceed $250 million. He has experience driving value at a variety of parking segments, including acquisitions, business development, event management, public-private partnership, due diligence/operations, centralized monitoring, automated self-park, and hospitality operations. He has led teams to open new operations in several new markets. Tony has an MBA in Sports Management from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Terrance is based in Philadelphia and oversees the Mid-Atlantic region which currently includes more than 1,000 employees.
He has vast experience in multiple business silos including, medical services, hospitality, universities and large scale event management, and works directly with his Regional Vice Presidents to develop detailed operational plans for management clients and owners throughout the Mid- Atlantic states and Washington, D.C. to most effectively execute their objectives for their properties.
Prior to joining the LAZ Parking family, Terrance worked for InterPark Inc. five years as the Market Officer for the Philadelphia region, focusing on asset and yield management.
Terrance is involved with multiple local civic and corporate associations and he is an active member of the Philadelphia Parking Association.
Terrance holds an economics degree from Skidmore College.